Bush: Still Lying About Health Insurance

Bill Scher

In These Times and ThinkProgress had already taken the White House to task for pushing the lie that the SCHIP bill would raise the income eligibility limit to families earning $83,000 a year.

Of course, Bush is still saying it: “this program expands coverage, federal coverage up to families earning $83,000 a year. That doesn’t sound poor to me. The intent of the program was to focus on poor children, not adults or families earning up to $83,000 a year.”

And much of the media is in transcribe mode, and simply regurgitating Bush’s remarks without fact-checking.

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